Grateful Dead Live at Starlight Theater on 1982-08-03
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
d1t01 - Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo ->
d1t02 - Franklin's Tower ->
d1t03 - New Minglewood Blues
d1t04 - Peggy-O
d1t05 - El Paso ->
d1t06 - Cumberland Blues
d1t07 - Althea
d1t08 - Cassidy
d1t09 - Big Railroad Blues ->
d1t10 - Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
d1t11 - Might As Well
d2t01 - Shakedown Street ->
d2t02 - Samson And Delilah
d2t03 - To Lay Me Down
d3t01 - Let It Grow ->
d3t02 - Drums ->
d3t03 - Space ->
d3t04 - He's Gone ->
d3t05 - The Other One ->
d3t06 - Stella Blue ->
d3t07 - Sugar Magnolia
d3t08 - Casey Jones
Related Music (Beta) question-dark
Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song
Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
|Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo ->|
|Franklin's Tower ->|
|New Minglewood Blues|
|El Paso ->|
|Big Railroad Blues ->|
|Man Smart (Woman Smarter)|
|Might As Well|
|Shakedown Street ->|
|Samson And Delilah|
|To Lay Me Down|
|Let It Grow ->|
|He's Gone ->|
|The Other One ->|
|Stella Blue ->|
(FOB/27th Row) Senn 441 -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD supplies
Mississippi Half Step (0:00 - 0:29)
Peggy-O (0:00 - 0:27)
Big Railroad Blues (0:00 - 0:02)
Let It Grow (10:39 - 10:52)
The Other One (6:00 - 6:15)
Stella Blue (6:06 - End Of Show)
-- Can not confirm lineage...I have my doubts
-- 2nd Set disc change is seamless
- 2008-01-17 05:50:18
- CD -> Samplitude Professional v7.02 -> FLAC
- Kansas City, MO
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Starlight Theater
Subject: gotta get down
Subject: Thank You Charlie!!!
As an old Stagehand, I think I can be s good objective reviewer on technical merits. This is a lovely show. Tape wear and stretches, and 30+ years of age from original recording night, all considered.
I don't hear the "cut" in Stella others say is there. Sounds great while I type this. All around solid playing from the band, and I would have left feeling I got my money's worth at the end.
Again, all the thanks to Charlie for being so kind to bring this recording for us all to enjoy. It's the 08-03 #DeadOnThisDate pick on twitter.
Subject: Love is love, not fade away
As for this show, a highlight from summer of 1982. Along with Iowa City, my favorite from the 6 shows I caught that summer.
Oh to be 23 again, still in grad school, and having the luxury of time and lack of real world responsibilities. Able to hop in the car and catch a few shows around this fantabulous country.
So whether you think this is the best show ever, or a dog, or just a good show for the era, be grateful it happened at all. Just like life, nothing is certain. So appreciate life and all it has given you. Especially the opportunity to have experienced the Grateful Dead. Lord knows my life is better for having gone to shows from 74 to 95 and beyond. A lifetime of great friends and wondrous memories. And as 60,000 of us chanted leaving Soldier Field after the 3rd Fare Thee Well show...... love is love, NOT FADE AWAY!
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: old man I is now old man II and III and IV
Subject: Now I'm Gone
Subject: Miller Masterpiece
This sounds fantastic and what a show. Mississippi Half-Step, Franklin's, To Lay Me Down, Cumberland, Big RR Blues, none of those were standard fare for 1982 and they were playing really, really well during the Summer 82 tour.
Subject: beedub..I wish I could be just like you..yawn!
Subject: A fine show for the era
Now, as for the debate on this page, both sides are half right and half wrong, I think. I certainly agree that the best years of Grateful Dead music are from the 60s and 70s, and even though I was too young to see them then (my first was in high school, in 1985) I'm well aware that in the early years there was a personal, musical and psychedelic intensity that goes beyond what we experienced later. So in that sense the crotchety old guy is right.
Where he's wrong is that he came off like a condescending jerk while doing it. It's not just what you say, but how you say it.
There's a significant subjective component to music appreciation, and also a very real objective one. I can't understand people who say that the early 80s are just as good as the early 70s (or better, as a few even claim), and in many cases there are objective reasons to say they're wrong...some of it depends on what you like...but all of this nonsense could be avoided if people would just learn to talk about "my favorite" or "I prefer this over that" instead of just saying What It Is.
None of us are qualified to do that. If you don't get that everyone's POV on the Dead is valid on some level, I can guarantee that you're completely missing the point, because this is something Garcia himself hammered over and over in interviews.
Bottom line - if you like this era of Dead you'll probably like this show, and if not, not. If you don't know, check it out, it's an above average representation of the period and a fine example of the style of the time.
Enjoy, and peace
Subject: Bitter or realistic?
Subject: jewel of the summer tour
Subject: Don't be bitter, old man
Not everyone worships at the same altar as you. Please spare us the trotting out of the old sacred cow that no performance outside of '68 through '74 (or wherever you put the bookends) can ever be considered as good as one inside of those dates.
Take a piece of music like the Stranger from 7-17-89. Jerry's solo is jazz, and it is masterful. He hints at an idea, then goes off to pursue another related but clearly distinct musical idea, then returns to the original riff and nails it home. It is nothing like a scorching Viola Lee solo from '68 or a mind-melting '72 Dark Star, but it is no less good.
If you don't think that the '80s have some great playing by Jerry, some of it up there with his best, even if different, I feel sorry for you. Perhaps you need to expand your listening mind.
This show has some great playing. Maybe not Earth-shattering, as Dead shows go, nonetheless a great band in great form.
Subject: Jerry's best??
Subject: True Gem
This is a "Jerry" night in so many ways (Althea, PeggyO, Big RxR) despite a somewhat shot voice, the playing is consistently awesome, on point, on time, and inspired.
highlights (so many):
Mississippi -> Franklins (across the river grandeo and the ->)
Peggy-O reaches into the fantastic soundscape and takes on a dreamy story quality (same goes with Althea)
Cumberland has a very good pace here along with Big RxR Blues
of course no review can ignore the superior Lay me Down and Stella Blue, perhaps the two best cuts of these songs ever done by the GD.
UNFORTUNATELY Stella is CUT, BRUTALLY right where Jerry took off into the stratosphere which as we all know, did not happen very often with Stella.
With that caveat, if you have not heard this show, it is absolutely worth it. Good evidence for the uneven 80's producing some of the greatest work Jerry ever produced.
Subject: soggy and hot